South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park offers undoubtedly the most readily accessible authentic wildlife experience in Southern Africa, as well as some of the finest game viewing, especially when it comes to the big stuff such as elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. Covering a huge swathe of remarkably diverse woodland savannah in the northeast corner of the country, this park and the adjacent private reserves are easily accessible by road and air. Unlike some other large parks in the sub-region, there’s no
need for expensive charter flights or bone-jarring road journeys, and, after landing at Kruger / Mpumalanga International Airport, one can be viewing game a mere one hour later. The park is some 350 kilometres long from north to south and offers a wonderful array of different types of savannah, from the well-wooded hills and rock outcrops of the south-west to the open basalt plains in the central region, and is home to over 500 bird species, 137 mammal species, 119 reptile species, 33 species of amphibians and nearly 50 species of fish. With warm to hot weather and unforgettable scenery a Kruger journey will remain in your memories for a long time afterwards, especially if shared with family
and loved ones. The add-on private reserve option, which entails a stay at one of the reputable lodges on the western boundary of the national park, provides a cherry-on-the-top experience, where luxury accommodation, superb food and wine, open vehicle safaris and bush walks are standard features. This itinerary is flexible in terms of length, but a minimum of four nights in the Kruger are advised, and two to three nights as a minimum in the private lodge option.
Arrive Kruger / Nelspruit Airport,drive straight into the Kruger.
Two nights at a camp in the south of the park.
Two nights at a camp in the south / central part of the park.
Two nights at a private lodge in an adjoining reserve.
Tour in brief:
Group size: this is a custom-made safari, so group size will be determined by the enquirer. Lodges generally take up to 14 - 16 participants, but larger groups will be more influenced by availability, especially in cases of short notice.
Best time to visit: game viewing is at its best during the dry months, from June to October, but any time of the year will provide a rewarding experience.
Expected weather conditions: warm to hot in summer, possible afternoon thunderstorms. Cool to mild and dry during winter.
Tour tempo: medium to medium-plus, optional mid-day breaks on non-travelling days (advisable in the hotter areas).
Accommodation standards: medium to high: lodges and National Park's rest-camps.
Mammal viewing: excellent all round, private reserve well known for superb Leopard and Lion sightings.
Price: from now till 31 October 2013, from ZAR 21 280 for 2 participants to ZAR 15 390 for 6 participants. ZAR 3 700 Single Supplement.
From 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014, from ZAR 23 100 for 2 participants to ZAR 16 995 for 6 participants. ZAR 4090 Single Supplement.
All breakfasts and dinners in Kruger
All meals at the Private Lodge
Specialist guide fees
Travel and medical insurance
Lunches in Kruger
Optional excursions where applicable
Items of a personal nature
The minimum cost is for a group of 6 participants, all sharing. The maximum cost is for a group of 2 participants, in single accommodation. The single supplement is ZAR 4 695.
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